The International Student Association celebrates their worldwide students by hosting several events that recognize the diverse cultures of the students on campus. “On November 2, we will be hosting the Multicultural Dance, which features music from all around the world,” said Rebecca Cook International Student Advisor.
The International Student Association is a club which holds their meeting in the Ranger Perk. “The ISA is a student organization put together to celebrate the various students from all over the world,” Cook said.
According to Cook, this club is open to both International and American students. “Anyone who wants to be involved can join,” she said.
Jean Nshimiyimana, President of the International Student Association said something very similar. “This is not an organization for just international student,” he said. “We are trying to get the word out there that the organization is open to all and it is free to join.”
Nshimiyimana said that the ISA is involved in student lives through their activities such as the Multicultural dance for the fall semester and the Festival of Cultures. “These are some of our big events,” he said
The Festival of Cultures is hosted by the ISA each spring, according to Cook. “The Festival allows guests to taste different foods cooked by our international students, and enjoy presentations and performances from the various countries,” Cook said. “We are looking at dates in April for this event.”
The ISA is always looking for additional events that highlight the countries where students currently attending our University are from, Cook said. “We are also hoping to begin hosting ISA game nights throughout the semester,” Rebecca cook said.
The game nights will include short presentations about various countries that students at NWOSU come from and a variety of group games.
“The ISA’s goal is to educate the NWOSU community about the different places we come from,” Nshimiyimana said.